Welcome to the Freestate Happy Wanderers Website

February 2016: Article in Chesapeake 360 (website for the Star Democrat, an Easton, Maryland newspaper) "That's What Maryland Does: Walking"

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The Freestate Happy Wanderers Walking Club is one of about 300 U.S. volkssport clubs in the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). Freestate Happy Wanderers is a IRS 501 c (3) tax-exempt organization EIN 52- 1665322.  Donations of money and volunteer expenses (with proper documentation) are deductible to the full extent of the law. 

We invite all those interested in fun, fitness and friendship to join us at our events and our monthly meetings. Check out each link on the left for full details of what we offer.

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Our Next Scheduled Event: June 11th, North Laurel, Maryland

  • <  40th Anniversary of AVA Event Brochure
  • These NEW 5K and 10K walking trails are entirely on paved surfaces through the Howard County portion of Laurel, Maryland (north of the Patuxent River).  The walks begin at the beautiful North Laurel Community Center, one of Howard County's newest community centers.  The 10K trail features an overlook of the site of Laurel Mills and includes a street that follows one of the oldest trails in central Maryland (hint: it's not U.S. 1).  Both trails use Whiskey Bottom Road, and the trail directions will explain the interesting history of this road.


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